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Naramachi, Nara
(4.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Find quirky museums and great sushi while roaming a tangle of narrow streets at Naramachi, once a thriving district populated by wealthy merchants. The wooden townhouses enchant with their intricate woodwork and rich history, while the ambiance becomes truly magical at night when the lanterns light the alleys and buildings. While exploring the area, you can also visit a toy museum and a World Heritage-listed temple. Naramachi is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Nara Edition.
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  • One of the place you want to go here when you come to NARA Nara-machi. Things stood out, not may, old town is worth seeing. It is a nice souvenirs to buy, or take a break.
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  • Naramachi is a very nice neighbourhood in Nara with covered shopping streets and many different small shops and restaurants. Even on a rainy day you will stay dry. 
  • We wandered through here after visiting Nara Park and its temples. It was Sunday and most shops were closed, except for restaurants and a few souvenir shops. However there was plenty of street life an...  more »
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  • We tried two different types of unagi cooking. One is the mini set that also comes with salad, dessert and eel egg roll. Another one is grilled with salt which we have never tried before in the states and Hong Kong :) and we also got the beef sukiyaki - awesome ! We ordered a bowl of rice to go with that. Salmon sashimi is very fresh and tasty too :) You can request water with ice if needed, press the button on the table and your server will be there for you . Amazing service !
  • The eel is too skinny or thin to my taste. But a meal with tempura, wagyu shabu-shabu and eel over rice cost only 30 dollar is amazing
  • Like unagi? Don't bother eating anywhere else in Nara.
  • The best Unagidon in Nara
  • Yummy Unagi in a great setting. Highly recommended. Lots of set meals to chose from. English menu available. The pickles and Unagi were awesome!